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George Barker (1858 - 1941)

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George Elias Barker
1858 - 1941
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October 8, 1858
Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri United States 65536
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February 28, 1941
Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri United States
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George Barker was born on October 8, 1858 in Lebanon, Missouri United States. According to his family tree, George was father to 4 children. He married Kate (Clark) Barker on September 14, 1892 in Ash Grove, Missouri United States. They were married until Kate's death in 1935 in Ocklawaha, Florida United States. They had children Herman Barker, Lloyd William Barker, Arthur R. Barker, and Fred Barker. He died on February 28, 1941 in Joplin, Missouri United States at age 82.
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Married: September 14, 1892 - January 16, 1935
Cause of Separation: Kate's Death
Married at: Ash Grove, Greene County, MO, 65604 United States
Ended: Ocklawaha, Marion County, FL, 32179 United States
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George Barker, father to 4 children, passed away on February 28, 1941 in Joplin, Missouri United States at 82 years old. He was born on October 8, 1858 in Lebanon, Missouri United States. According to his family tree, he married Kate (Clark) Barker on September 14, 1892 in Ash Grove, Missouri United States. They were married until Kate's death in 1935 in Ocklawaha, Florida United States. They had children Herman Barker, Lloyd William Barker, Arthur R. Barker, and Fred Barker.
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1858 - 1941 World Events

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In 1858, in the year that George Barker was born, in July, the "Fifty-Niners" began the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. Lasting until about 1861, gold fever hit western Kansas Territory and southwestern Nebraska Territory.

In 1866, when he was only 8 years old, on April 10th, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - the ASPCA - was created. New Yorker Henry Bergh was the first President of the Society and the leader in its creation. He later formed the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

In 1874, when he was 16 years old, on November 4th, the Democratic Party regained control of the US House of Representatives - the first time since 1860. The Democrats now held 183 seats - up 94 - and the Republicans held 106 - down 93.

In 1914, when he was 56 years old, in August, the world's first red and green traffic lights were installed at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland Ohio. The electric traffic light had been invented by a policeman in Salt Lake City Utah in 1912.

In 1941, in the year of George Barker's passing, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

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